Juan Carlos PerezAssistant News Editor, IDG News Service

Juan Carlos Perez covers e-commerce, Google, Web application development, and cloud applications for the IDG News Service, and is based in Miami.

Complaints mount over Google+ account deletions

An issue that had simmered for several weeks boiled over this weekend, as Google apparently accelerated deletions of Google+ accounts over the site's requirement that members use their real names.

Gaining Postini features is a boost for Google Apps

Industry analysts think that Google Apps will become a more secure and easier-to-manage collaboration and communication suite now that Google is integrating e-mail security features from its Postini suite

Hitwise: Google+ grows fast, still minor player

The new Google+ social networking site, out in limited beta release since late June, is growing its usage very quickly, but online tracking service Hitwise says it has yet to make a splash in terms of website visits.

User satisfaction study: Facebook vulnerable to Google+

User satisfaction with Facebook is low enough that the social networking site risks losing significant market share to Google+, according to a new study.

Google building Postini features into Apps

Google has started to move e-mail security features from its Postini service directly into its Google Apps collaboration and communication suite.

As Twitter turns 5, it delivers 350 billion tweets per day

Twitter launched its microblogging service five years ago today and the company is marking the occasion by doling out some impressive usage stats.

Google second-quarter revenue up 32 percent

Google's revenue and profit grew in the second quarter, as the company's core search advertising business continued to perform very well.

Google+ hit with spam bug

The Google+ social networking site malfunctioned this weekend, spamming its users with repeated notifications via e-mail.

Privacy experts praise Google+ rollout so far

After major privacy failures in its Buzz and Street View services, Google has hit the right notes with its deliberate, measured roll out of its new Google+ social networking service, privacy experts say.

Google says Google+, Orkut will co-exist

Google's other social networking site, Orkut, which has been around for about seven years and has tens of millions of users worldwide, will continue to operate alongside the new Google+.

Google dealing with privacy bugs in Google+

Google's new social networking site Google+, built to beat Facebook primarily on privacy features, has several privacy bugs the company is working to fix.

Microsoft Office 365 goes live

Billed by CEO Steve Ballmer as "where Office meets the cloud," Office 365 launched on Tuesday, as Microsoft attempts to respond the rising popularity of cloud-based applications for collaboration and communication.

Box.net integrates with Google Docs

Box.net has integrated its cloud-hosted content management application with Google's Docs online office productivity suite.

Reports: DOJ to review Google's Admeld acquisition

The U.S. Department of Justice will reportedly evaluate the antitrust implications of Google's proposed acquisition of Admeld, whose technology is designed to help web publishers manage and fine-tune the way they sell display ads.

Google tackles online reputation management

Google has launched a tool to help people monitor online mentions of their names and take action to protect their reputation when they find objectionable references.